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1950's Saint Raphaël Ice Bucket/Candle Lantern.

$56
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market:

Everyday

dimensions:

4.5" W x 6.5" H x 4" L

1.3 lbs

style:

French Country

materials:

Glass

Tiggy
Tiggy & Pip
Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray. With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011. Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.

Description

This charming and decorative French glass ice bucket would have been given to bars, cafés and bistros in France in the 1950's as an advertising promotional by St. Raphaël, makers of 'Aperitif Rouge' (an aromatised aperitif wine.) The ice bucket is a great intimate size, perfect for a drinks cart, or to carry outside when celebrating the start of the weekend 'aux deux'. The thickness of the glass means your ice cubes will stay solid for hours. I've been using these fabulous ice buckets as candle holders for many years, as their thick glass makes them ideal to hang outdoors as lanterns for garden parties. These vintage ice buckets make the perfect retro table decorations, interesting, chic, and safe too, as glass is the perfect container for indoor candles. I've styled it as an outdoor hanging lantern in the photos to give you a 'feel' for how it looks outside in the evening light and also as a traditional ice bucket. Perfect for displaying with other vintage, collectible glass, the bold red and white logo is striking and instantly recognizable and will sit stylishly with your collection of French antiques or modern collectibles in your kitchen or bar. The ice bucket has a "diamond" pattern, a metal handle and measures 10cms/4" or 17cms/6½" (to the handle) and is 11.5cms/4½" diameter. It weighs 600gms /1.3lbs. The glass is in pristine, perfect condition, the metal handle shows some slight loss of patina, consistent with age. A unique and original gift for a host or hostess, you can add some lemons, vintage drinks stirrers and your favorite bottle, et voilà, the perfect ice bucket present.............. This ice bucket will be sent to you gift wrapped in cellophane, with a brand new candle (like the one in the photos) included. I have more of these gorgeous ice buckets here in my shop, if you'd like to buy more than one to display. Thanks for visiting, Tiggy x https://www.tiggyandpip.com

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